We had friends who went to these shows and they were legendary,this one was of the top five that summer for sure.The
first set starts off promising with a highly antiscipated Help> Slipknot!>Franklin's. It starts off alittle rough and shows some rust and is disjonted and the Slipknot! is short too, but things start to gel with a strong Franklin's. The ending is very good. As the set progresses it keeps getting better. Easy to Love you is great and Brent's intro to it is sweet, except for some loose harmonies at the end, it is a perfect summer song.Next
up is a sparkingly Peggi-O and really this is when the show really goes up a notch and is the best song of the set. Great versions of the rest of the set, a very audible " We want Phil" chant with Brent playing that "charge" melody is fun before Cassidy. Deal is short and sweet and alittle anti climatic.The
audience is mixed in, almost like a maxtrix, and really gives you that vibe of an outdoor show so it is enjoyable to listen to.
Set II is the wonderous journey to the inevitable, they raise the stakes considerably and features some special moments.This
night really belongs to Phil and Jerry and they play off each other and soar. China> Rider is passionate and well played. LL Rain is a beautiful peak and then a full out Terrapin which is one of the jewels of this set, it really is outstanding. A nice jam out of it into a tribal drums rolls into a space that features a laughing man, yes I remember when they sampled stuff like that. The Other One is very strong with a incredible opening lead by Phil. Healy does some of that those racing affects that get louder than the band, I would prefer he left it well enough alone, but it is a stand out version. Morning Dew is really incredible and quite unique. Brent plays cascading B3 and the middle jam explodes, with Phil and Jerry taking it to a peak and then mutually pushing it to an even higher level.That
moment when that occurs is totally surprising and intense. I can't recall a similar moment in any other modern version. The ending is great and Jerrry does a beautiful emotional ending solo. The Weight is great, some slight vocal miscues, with another nice surprise as Jerry squeaks in a wonderful solo during the ending harmonies.
First set is 4 Second a 5. Enjoy.